How did you learn about Girls With Guts?

I saw pictures from the Oregon retreat posted on Facebook in a different IBD group and started looking into GWGs. And thankfully, I ended being able attend the next retreat in Pennsylvania in 2016.

Why did you decide to volunteer for GWG’s?

Because I love this group of women and really believe in what they’re trying to do. Support both online and in person is so important when dealing with something as complex as IBD or an ostomy. They’ve given me so much and I want as many women as possible to feel that same support.

When not volunteering, what are you up to?

I am an artist, so I spend a lot of my free time drawing, painting, or otherwise creating. I also enjoy baking, books, and walking at local parks. Otherwise I’m usually curled up watching Netflix with my husband (also a Crohn’s patient) and dog Lucy (who has suspected IBD).

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